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helenchild
Decatur, GA

June 7, 2013
5:03 AM

Post #9549607

I noticed this little scene yesterday and got a picture. I don't know whats going on. Is one attacking the other or is there some morphing going on? I am very ignorant about insects but still find them fascinating.
Please help if you can make sense of this picture.
Thanks.
Helen

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

June 7, 2013
5:26 AM

Post #9549636

This is a dragonfly undergoing metamorphosis from its aquatic immature stage (naiad/nymph) to its aerial adult stage. When the naiad has completed its growth, it emerges from the water, climbs some handy object (usually emergent vegetation), rests a bit, and then its 'skin' (exoskeleton) splits an the adult emerges - http://citizenscientistsleague.com/2011/12/15/dragonfly-life-cycle-and-metamorphosis/
helenchild
Decatur, GA

June 7, 2013
5:40 AM

Post #9549657

Nice! Thanks Flapdoodle. (love the name)
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

June 7, 2013
12:19 PM

Post #9550044

The full name is Flapdoodle D. Dogdew, but that was too long for davesgarden...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2013
1:33 PM

Post #9552434

LOL!!!

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